Welcome to La Paz


Brief information about the La Paz

With an estimated 789,541 inhabitants at 2015, La Paz is your third-most populous town in Bolivia (after Santa Cruz de la Sierra and El Alto). Makes up the most populous area in Bolivia.

3 million. It's located at a bowl-like depression surrounded by the Altiplano's mountains.

Overlooking the town is the towering, Illimani that is triple-peaked. Its peaks are and could be understood from many parts of the city. At an elevation of roughly 3,650 m (11,975 ft) above sea level, La Paz is the highest capital city in the world. Owing to its altitude, La Paz has an odd subtropical highland climate, with dry winters and rainy summers.

The town was moved to its present place in the valley of Chuquiago Marka. Until independence was gained by Bolivia, la Paz was as part of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. Since its founding, the town was the site of many revolts.

In 1781, the indigenous leader and independence activist Túpac Katari laid siege but was finally defeated. On July 16, 1809 a revolution for independence ignited, marking the beginning of the American Wars of Independence, which gained the liberty of Southern American nations.

La Paz is the Palacio Quemado, the presidential palace's site. It's also the seat of the Plurinational Legislative Meeting, the Bolivian legislature, and many government departments and agencies. The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre, keeps the judicial ability.

The town hosts the foreign embassies in addition to international assignments in the country. La Paz is an important political, administrative, economic, and athletics centre of Bolivia; it creates 24 percent of the Gross Domestic Product of the nation and serves as the headquarters for many Bolivian businesses and industries.

As it hosts many landmarks belonging to the colonial times, like the San Francisco Church, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Plaza Murillo and Jaén Street la Paz is also an important cultural centre of Latin America. The town is famous for its unique markets, especially the Witches' Marketplace, and for its nightlife.

Its topography offers perspectives of the mountains from all-natural viewing points and the city. La Paz is also home to the biggest cable car network in the world. Collectively with Beirut, Doha, Durban, Havana, Kuala Lumpur and Vigan, it was recognized among the New 7 Wonders Cities in May 2015.

La Paz is listed on the Global Cities Index 2015 and is contemplating a international city kind "Gamma" by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC).